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American Cheese – A Thorough Guide

Although a number of excellent cheeses are made in America (think Humboldt Fog or Point Reyes Blue), the words “American Cheese” have become synonymous with the single-wrapped squares famous for their gooey, sticky melt. Before you turn up your nose at American slices, know that some of the world’s most famous chefs wouldn’t dream of

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Cottage Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

Little Miss Muffet ate her curds and whey before a spider frightened her away…but what was she really eating? Curds and whey is just an old name for cottage cheese, the protein-and calcium-rich snack still popular today.  Let’s take a closer look at this unusual and highly nutritious cheese. Table of Contents What is Cottage

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Mascarpone Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

If you have ever enjoyed the classic Italian dessert tiramisu or a high-end cheesecake, you have likely partaken in the unique delicacy that is Mascarpone cheese. Despite fetching exorbitant prices at the grocery store, this smooth, creamy spread is not difficult to make at home. Let us fill you in about what it is and

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Mozzarella Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

You’ve had it on pizza, on pasta, and in casseroles. You love it with tomato and basil! Any time cheese stretches perilously thin between the fork and your teeth, you have found Mozzarella. But what makes it so stretchy anyway? It is the most consumed type of cheese on the market, and for good reason.

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Parmesan Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

One of the world’s best-known toppings and most accessible delicacies, Parmesan is what comes to mind when most of the world thinks of cheese. But what is the difference between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano, and is grated Parmesan “real” cheese? Keep reading, and you’ll find some answers!  Table of Contents What is Parmesan Cheese?How is Parmesan

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Monterey Jack Cheese – A Comprehensive Guide

One of the few globally admired American cheeses, Monterey Jack was first widely sold by a Californian businessman in the 18th century. It subsequently spread across the United States and then worldwide, giving rise to several well-known offshoots such as Pepper Jack and Colby Jack. Today, the California Milk Advisory Board rates it as the

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Brie Cheese – A Comprehensive Guide

Rumored to have been popularized by Tallyrand at a diplomatic dinner, this opulent French delicacy has long been known as the “Queen of Cheeses.”But what is it, and why is it such a favorite?Below we’ve taken a deep dive into the world of brie cheese. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to

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Rennet – What is it and Where Does it Come From?

What is Rennet?  The word “rennet” refers to a group of structurally similar chemicals from different sources.All rennet is a type of enzyme, a particular kind of protein that facilitates chemical reactions. In the case of rennet, they act on other milk proteins to help them stick together so that liquid milk can turn into

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